• Sarah Courtney, MP; Eva James, FoestWorks; Diana Lloyd, ForestWorks, Stacey Gardiner, AFCA

    Forestry Better Business Program Launched Nationally

    VAFI has welcomed the launch of the Forestry Better Business Program. The program was officially launched last week at an event in Launceston, and is now available nationally. Speaking at the launch event, Diana Lloyd, General Manager of ForestWorks, said the Forestry Better Business Program offers an efficient tool that enables businesses to identify and maintain […]

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  • Notice of application to cancel registration with the Fair Work Commission

    This notice is to inform that as of 14 September 2017, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries has lodged an application to cancel its registration under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (RO Act), in accordance with s.30(1)(a) of the RO Act and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009 (RO Regulations). 

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  • VAFI Media Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    VAFI welcomes the announcement that an in-principle agreement has been reached between ASH and the government, that will see sawmilling continue in Heyfield. We hope that this agreement will secure work for employees of the mill, and support the local community that relies on these jobs.

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  • Funding for Plantation Establishment Welcomed

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) welcomes the announcement in the Victorian State Budget of $110 million in funding towards plantation establishment in the Latrobe Valley.      

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  • New Mill a Boost for South Gippsland

    The peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the opening of the new Radial Timber Mill at Yarram, South Gippsland. Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said the state-of-the-art mill, officially opened today by The Hon Darren Chester MP, Federal Member for Gippsland, is […]

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  • Statement on comments by Deputy Prime Minister

    VAFI welcomes measures that support the Heyfield mill and the future of its employees, and remains committed to solutions that deliver long-term security and certainty for the forest, fibre and wood products industry. The industry take the conservation of threatened species, including the Leadbeater’s Possum very seriously. Industry has been active in supporting the recovery […]

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  • Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    I am disappointed that a solution could not be reached between ASH and the government that would secure the mill’s long term timber supply, and therefore, the long-term future of the mill. We will continue to strongly support ASH, their workers, and their future in Heyfield. Whilst I note the government’s comments about their commitment […]

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  • Risk of job losses outweighs park push

    Sixty three percent of Victorians don’t believe that the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) will generate enough jobs to cover those lost in the forest, fibre, and wood products industry if the park were to be established, according to polling undertaken by JWS Research on behalf of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI).

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  • Proposed new park numbers don’t add up

    The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) says the establishment of the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) would have negative consequences, not only for the industry, but socially and economically for all of Victoria.

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  • Industry welcomes extension of East Gippsland RFA

    The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the extension of the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement.

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